Post Tagged with: "state library of victoria"

The redeveloped Ian Potter Queen's Hall.

Revealed today – Architectural designs for State Library Victoria

March 30, 2017

Announcements, News:

State Library Victoria is proud to reveal the new designs for its $88.1 million redevelopment, Vision 2020. The new designs, created by internationally acclaimed firms Architectus and Denmark’s Schmidt Hammer Lassen, will transform this iconic Melbourne institution and open up 40% more space to the public.

The owl and the heiress: The life of one book over six centuries

The owl and the heiress: The life of one book over six centuries

March 29, 2017

Arts & literature, Our stories:

What do Athena’s little owl, an unashamedly unmarried Chicago heiress, and the Heide School of modernist Australian artists have in common? A book in our collection, as it turns out… Recently I… Read More ›

State Library Victoria: open for 160 years

State Library Victoria: open for 160 years

February 11, 2016

Cities & towns, Such was life:

On the Library’s 160th birthday we look at events which have shaped Victoria since 1856.

Captain Cook’s cottage

Captain Cook’s cottage

January 15, 2014

Buildings & streets, Such was life:

Captain Cooks’ cottage, located in Fitzroy Gardens, was initially built by Captain Cook’s family in the town of Great Ayton in Yorkshire, England. It is believed to have been built… Read More ›

The public library in 2030

The public library in 2030

June 19, 2013

Announcements, News:

A new report produced by the State Library of Victoria and Public Libraries Victoria Network explores what public libraries may look like in 2030 and the results may surprise you.

Happy birthday Sir Redmond Barry

Happy birthday Sir Redmond Barry

June 7, 2013

About us, News:

Today we celebrate the 200th birthday of Sir Redmond Barry, founding trustee of the Library. Sir Redmond Barry (1813 – 1880) was an Anglo-Irish lawyer who arrived in Melbourne in… Read More ›

Who turned off the lights?

Who turned off the lights?

March 21, 2013

Announcements, News:

We did. The Library is again participating in Earth Hour which will be held between 8:30pm and 9:30pm on Saturday 23rd March 2013. Earth Hour is a World Wildlife Foundation… Read More ›

Readers shape State Library ebook collection

Readers shape State Library ebook collection

May 25, 2012

Announcements, Library services, News:

For the past 150 years the State Library of Victoria has selected and collected books on behalf of all Victorians. Now, for the first time, the Library is enabling users to choose what is added to the ebook collection.

Victorian poet crowned Australian Poetry Slam champion

Victorian poet crowned Australian Poetry Slam champion

November 28, 2011

News, Uncategorized:

Victorian writer and performer Luka Lesson has won the 2011 Australian Poetry Slam, beating sixteen finalists from around Australia at the National final in Sydney last night. Lesson’s winning poem… Read More ›

A love of language wins out in poetry slam state final

A love of language wins out in poetry slam state final

November 21, 2011

Announcements, Family history events, News:

Entertainer and writer, Simon Taylor has won the 2011 Australian Poetry Slam Victorian final held at the State Library of Victoria last Friday night.